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Power Out by Leon Duffy

From the iBooks store . . .

“Welcome to Cow Planet where the evil Dr Cowton has hatched a plan to unleash his Cow Ray and turn every living thing in the Universe into cows. Can the famous Astronauts Steve, Mark and David stop Dr Cowton and his diabolical plan.

This comic was created using Minecraft, Comic Life and Book Creator on an iPad by Leon Duffy from Carrigaline Educate Together National School. ”

>> You can download ‘Power Out’ by Leon Duffy from the iBooks Store

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Creating our own Comic Strips

  • Plan your story using the Seven Steps  planning guide.
  • Use Minecraft to create your images (take screenshots)
  • Use Strip Designer to make your comic.
  • Publish your comic strip, as an image, to our class blog.

 

Rediscovered Animals

Imagining a Rediscovered Animal

Imagine a rediscovered animal of your own.

Why was it thought to be extinct?

What caused your animal’s population to almost disappear?

How was it rediscovered?

 Creating a Rediscovered Animal

Creature

Create a 3D model of your own  creature.

Materials

  • pipecleaners
  • joggle eyes
  • supertac

Creating a Habitat

Habitat

Use coloured paper to create your habitat.

You might need to use tabs to make your objects stand up.

Materials

  • cover paper
  • glue stick

Animal Facts

Complete a graphic organiser that includes the following information:

  • What is your animals name?
  • Where does it live?
  • What type of habitat does it live in?
  • What does it eat?
  • What are its prey?
  • What are its predators?
  • What does it look like?
  • Is it endangered?
  • What are the threats?
  • What are two interesting facts about your animal?

Animal Images 

Take a variety of photograph of your creature in its habitat.

Presentation

Create a shadow puppet presentation telling the story of your creatures near extinction and rediscovery.

Share your Work

Upload your presentation to your class blog.

Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

Find out more at http://www.zoo.org.au/melbourne/animals/lord-howe-island-stick-insect

Lord Howe Island Stick Insects – Blog Post

  • Watch the videos and read the information on the Zoos Victoria website.
  • Write a blog post about the stick insect that includes the answers to the following questions.
    • What happened to the Lord Howe Island Stick Insects that were living in the wild on Lord Howe Island?
    • How long were they thought to be extinct?
    • Where and when were the surviving insects found?
    • How is Melbourne Zoo helping to save this critically endangered species?
    • Are there any Lord Howe Island Stick Insects (living in the wild on Lord Howe Island now?
  • Your writing should flow and make sense. It should not be a list of disconnected sentences.
  • You may include extra information that is not related to the questions BUT only include information from the Zoos Victoria website and the videos.
  • Include at least three relevant photos
  • Remember to add references for all your information and pictures.
  • Proof read your work very carefully
  • Add your name as a category for your blog post

Lego Animations

Lego Animations

  • This week we will be making our Lego Animations.
  • When you have finished yours please upload it to your class blog.
  • Remember to use your name as a category.

The apps you can use are:

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The following notes notes were written by Mrs McKee on the Year 6 Info Lit Blog

Take note of the following:

  • How many shots do you need to use to make it look smooth?
  • What are the limitations of your animation materials?
  • Have a look at your screenplay, do you need to change anything?

 

Here are some great tips for your stop motion animation film.

Oatlands School Athletics

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  • Make a post about an event at our school athletics.
  • Include the following information:
    • Name of the Sport
    • Equipment
    • Main aim of the sport
    • Some simple rules
    • Discussion about whether it is an Olympic sport and wether Australia has won any medals.
  • Your writing should flow and make sense. It should not be a list of disconnected sentences.
  • Include at least one relevant photo
  • Remember to add references for all your information and pictures.
  • Proof read your work very carefully
  • Add your name as a category for your blog post

Advertising Devices

Commercial companies use a range of advertising strategies to encourage us to buy their products.

These include:

  • music,
  • colour,
  • sound,
  • science,
  • fantasy,
  • repetition,
  • promises,
  • comparisons,
  • emotional triggers,
  • quotes,
  • exaggerations,
  • humour.

In pairs, visit the MacDonald UK media channel and select one of their campaign  videos to watch.

Discuss the add with your partner.

  • What advertising device was used?
  • Who is this add aimed at?
  • Would it convince you to buy MacDonalds?
  • Would it convince other people to buy MacDonalds?
  • Is it a fair to advertise in this way?

Create a blog post, on your class blog, to discuss your findings

  • Embed your MacDonalds Video.
  • Add your text
  • Proofread
  • Add your first name as the catergory
  • Publish your post.

 

Getting Wild with QR Codes

Selecting a video

Creating a QR code

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Visit QR Stuff http://www.qrstuff.com/

Create a QR code for your video

Save your QR code to your camera roll

Creating an Animal Picture

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  • Use our Art supplies to create a 2D A4 image of your animal

Finalising your Poster

PicCollage Text Sample

  • Use PicCollage to create:
    • A text box with your name and grade
    • A text box with a phrase designed to encourage people to scan your QR code
    • Your QR code
  • Arrange your items in the same positions you intend to use them on your poster. That way you can get a good idea of the size they will print out.
  • Make sure the background of your PicCollage is white
  • Print out your PicCollage and attach the text elements
  • Back your final poster with complimentary coloured cover paper

Scanning the Posters

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Use e.nigma to scan the QR codes of posters that pique your interest.

 

Elelphant Sharks

 

 

Please add a good quality comment to this post.

Remember to:

  1. Start like a letter (Dear Ms McLeod)
    • Compliment the writer (Be specific)
    • Make a connection
    • Add more information
  2. Ask a question
  3. Finish like a letter (From Lucinda)
  4. Proofread your comment – Check spelling and grammar, read your comment out loud to make sure it make sense.
  5. Check that you haven’t included any personal information.

Bull Sharks

 

 

Please add a good quality comment to this post.

Remember to:

  1. Start like a letter (Dear Ms McLeod)
    • Compliment the writer (Be specific)
    • Make a connection
    • Add more information
  2. Ask a question
  3. Finish like a letter (From Lucinda)
  4. Proofread your comment – Check spelling and grammar, read your comment out loud to make sure it make sense.
  5. Check that you haven’t included any personal information.

Whale Shark

Please add a good quality comment to this post.

Remember to:

  1. Start like a letter (Dear Ms McLeod)
    • Compliment the writer (Be specific)
    • Make a connection
    • Add more information
  2. Ask a question
  3. Finish like a letter (From Lucinda)
  4. Proofread your comment – Check spelling and grammar, read your comment out loud to make sure it make sense.
  5. Check that you haven’t included any personal information.